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Planning General FAQs

This page contains answers to our most frequently asked general questions.

What are your hours?

The Planning Department is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our offices are closed on all City recognized national holidays.

Where are your offices located?

The Planning Department is located in the Plaza del Sol building in downtown. Our address is 600 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

What is the physical size of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County?

Albuquerque is 188.8 square miles. Bernalillo County is about 1,167 square miles.

How can I find a copy of the covenants on my property?

If you can determine the subdivision name and filing date from your paperwork (deed, etc.), you can contact the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office to purchase a copy of the covenants. For more information, contact the County Clerk at 505-468-1290.

How can I find out who owns a particular property in my neighborhood?

How much do permits or other applications/fees cost?

Planning Department fees will vary depending on the type of permit or application. See a general schedule of Planning Department fees.

Who do I call if I find mold in my house?

Call the Environmental Health Department's Air Quality Division at 505-768-2662

How do I obtain a business license/registration?

For a business license, contact the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Division for the State of New Mexico at 505-841-6200. For a City Business Registration go here

How do I request a copy of a document housed within the Planning Department or one of its divisions?

Requesting a copy of any document housed within the Planning Department or one of its divisions is considered a public records request. You may submit your request, including the exact address, any necessary date range, and description for the type of document you are requesting online at the City Clerk's Office.

How do I file an appeal?

To learn how to file an appeal according to the Integrated Development Ordinance, please visit our Basic Appeal Process Overview page.

What is Community Connect?

Community Connect is a partnership between the community, the City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, the Albuquerque Police Department, the Real Time Crime Center, and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Become an Albuquerque Community Connect partner and provide law enforcement with footage that makes it easier and more efficient to make arrests. Detectives will use your evidence to identify and connect criminals to one another and to crimes. Partnering with Albuquerque Community Connect is completely free and voluntary. For more information and to register visit the Albuquerque Community Connection Camera Registry and Integration page.